Jan 11, 2013 8:00am PST
the history books are written, tim geithner is going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. jack has my complete trust. i know i am not alone. in the words of one former senator, having him on your team is equivalent as a coach have in the luxury of putting some of the at almost any position and he will do well. i could not agree more. i hope the senate will confirm him as quickly as possible. >> lew was an executive at citigroup from 2006-2008, at a time the financial crisis, and then along time proponent of deregulation wall street. more after headlines. the pastor selected to deliver the benediction at president obama is an operation later this month has withdrawn following an uproar over anti-lgbtq comments he made in the 1990's. the rev. had come under opposition after it was revealed he called on christians to fight what he called the lgbtq movements aggressive agenda. the inauguration committee said it was unaware of the pastor's prior stance at the time he was elected. a new study has found up to half of all food worldwide is going to waste. britain'
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
will talk about the pick to replace treasury secretary tim geithner we will talk about jack lew who has served at the treasury department under clinton and obama. is great to see you again. jack lew claim to fame to create a surplus bet americans are up in arms? >> nobody has a better resonate and jack lew who was an aide to tip o'neill during the reform of social security. republicans are really just playing partisan. lori: over the last three years ago with budget director u.s. has run deficits over $8 trillion per year in that rate is of contention with criticism. >> a lot of that's is more partisan fear than reality. one interview that he did when the president proposes budget that spending on government programs would balance with the revenues to equalize. their rubies smaller running deficits but that was the course scope and size issue. they said it is semantics but that is not the case. lori: do they not like him because he is a tough negotiator? >> that is part of it. >> except john kerry every nomination is criticized even in hagel is not good enough. so the backdrop of the ob
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
, a year ago yesterday. lew would succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of washington. he was a principal domestic policy advisor to house speaker tip o'neill in the 1980's, and negotiated with the reagan white house on social security and tax reform. later, he served two stints as the country's budget director first under president clinton, then under president obama before becoming white house chief of staff. today, in the east room of the white house, the nominee voiced his gratitude. >> thank you mr. president for your trust confidence and friendship. serving in your administration has allowed me to live out those values my parents ensiled in me and i look forward to continuing with the challenges ahead. >>
Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
succeed tim geithner, who drew fulsome praise from the president. >> when the history books are written tim geithner's going to go down as one of our finest secretaries of the treasury. our economy is better positioned for tomorrow than most of those other countries hit by the financial crisis. the tough decisions tim made and carried out deserve a lot of credit for that. >> brown: at 57, lew is already a 30-year veteran of washington. he was a principal domestic policy advisor to house speaker tip o'neill in the 1980's, and negotiated with the reagan white house on social security and tax reform. later, he served two stints as the country's budget director, first under president clinton, then under president obama, before becoming white house chief of staff. today, in the east room of the white house, the nominee voiced his gratitude. >> thank you mr. president for your trust confidence and friendship. serving in your administration has allowed me to live out those values my parents ensiled in me and i look forward to continuing with the challenges ahead. >> brown: lew, and other top a
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
, if you remember in the discussions about the fiscal cliff when tim geithner delivers to the republicans the initial offer they don't come back with a counteroffer that says if you want those revenues we want entitlement cuts. they then say to the administration "we want you to propose entitlement cuts so we can turn around and say look you proposed entitlement cuts." so i don't know which it is. i know that in the long ru all the onomists are going to agree what the root of the challenge. is it's the aging of the the population, rising health care costs and we don't have the tax revenue to cover that. it's not based on excessive spending on food stamps. it's not based on discretionary spending. that is not what the problem is. >> rose: david? >> i think it's significant if republicans have decided they want this next round to be about entitlements rather than spending. because there is no solution in discretionary spending. >> rose: exactly. >> there's not enough money there. >> rose: everything knows that, don't they? i'm surprised everybody doesn't accept that ea anymore. >> i think y
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
be on all u.s. currency. here it is loopy and arguably unreadable. current treasury secretary tim geithner said he had a similar problem before he took over. here it is before he took the job. and here what it looks like now. he improved his penmanship to make it easier for folks to read. i can't argue. have you seen mine? martha: it deteriorates with every passing year. bill: jack lew that --. martha: well it is the worst flu outbreak in at least a decade and doing a number on people across the country. the virus is reported in 41 states with nine states reporting high or severe levels of flu. boston's mayor says his city is under siege. he is declaring a public health emergency. the state of massachusetts reporting 18 flu-related deaths so far. the hospitals can barely contain all the people pouring into them. >> we're seeing significant rates of hospitalization, much more serious than we've seen in the last two years. martha: molly line live from boston. molly, what can you tell us and i hope you have had a flu shot? >> reporter: i have had a flu shot actually. there have been 700 cases
Jan 4, 2013 6:00am PST
secretary tim geithner, expected to leave at the end of the month. what is the administration saying about this search for his successor? they must be racing the clock now. >> that's right, they are. you have the debt ceiling, a battle coming up, there are other economic matters that have to be dealt with over the next few months and it's important for the president to make this election, we expect the president will be making some announcements as early as next week. we reached out to the treasury department yesterday, a spokesperson telling me that treasury secretary geithner will be around until around the inauguration, and that they won't talk exactly about the timing of his departure until a successor is named but no doubt, this is a crucial cabinet position that the president is mulling over while here on vacation in addition to some others as well, such as the cia, and the defense department, victor. >> dan lothian traveling with the president, thank you for joining us for that. let's see how the markets are reacting to the jobs numbers. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange.
Jan 9, 2013 9:00am EST
strikes to replace tim geithner as treasury secretary. that could come as early as tomorrow. this as the president continues to develop his team for the second term. the announcement is likely also to be a topic of reporters questions this afternoon during today's white house briefing jay carney will brief media members at 145. you can see that on c-span2. it's about this time of the year state governor's offer their state of state addresses. c-span will bring several and beginning at noon eastern. >>> to this year marks the 100th anniversary of richard nixon's dearth. join us tonight for any event if you ask how many are self identified libertarians, depending on which poll you look at you might be getting between ten to 15%. if you ask questions like if you give people a battery of questions about different ideological things like to you believe in x and y and track those to different ideologies than depending which pull your looking at you get maybe it to 30% of americans calling themselves libertarian. if you ask the following question: are you economically conservative